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CAPTAIN AND ME
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THE CAPTAIN AND ME
I SPIED A VALIANT SCHOONER
WITH WHITE BILLOWED CANVAS SAILS
IT SLIPPED INTO THE HARBOR
SEEKING SHELTER FROM A GALE
I'M NOT A MAN WHOSE FOOLISH
YET SHE BROUGHT A SPELL ON ME
AND BEFORE I KNEW ABOUT HER
I SIGNED TO SAIL THE SEA

THE MORNING HEARD THE CAPTAIN
SHOUTING ORDERS TO THE CREW
HALF THEM DOWN WITH RED EYE
STILL THEY KNEW JUST WHAT TO DO
THE LAND BECAME A MEMORY
SOON FADED LIKE THE STORM
WITH NOTHING LEFT BUT OPEN SKIES
AND THE SUN TO KEEP ME WARM

CHORUS..
LET THE FOUR WINDS BLOW FOREVER LET THEM BLOW
HOIST THE SAILS AND LET THEM CARRY ME AWAY
ORIONS IN HIS PLACE, THE STARS AND SEA AND TIME AND SPACE AND THE GOOD SHIP ESMIRALDA, THE CAPTAIN AND ME

ON MY WATCH THE FIRST NIGHT
THERE WERE STARS TO GUIDE MY WAY
BUT ALL I DID WAS THINK ABOUT
MY LIFE BEFORE THIS DAY
AND I COULD SEE A YOUNG BOY
SITTING HIGH UPON A CLIFF
WONDERING WHY HIS FATHER
WOULD LEAVE HIM THERE TO DRIFT

OH THAT WAS MANY YEARS AGO
TOO MANY TO RECALL
WHEN WANDERLUST HELD SAILIN' MEN
WHO ANSWERED TO THE CALL
THEN I SAW A YOUNG BOY
SETTING ROOTS BENEATH THE LAND
TRYIN' TO TAME THE SPIRIT
IN THE BLOOD OF A SAILIN' MAN

CHORUS LET THE FOUR WINDS.....

THE DAWN WAS SWIFT TO CAPTURE
THE VERY WEAKNESS IN MY EYES
WHEN A VOICE CALLED SOFTLY
MY SON, THE SUN WILL RISE
I TURNED AND FOUND THE CAPTAIN
COLD AND STARRING DOWN AT ME
AND THERE I WAS THAT YOUNG BOY
AND THE CLIFFS ABOVE THE SEA

I KEPT MY WITS ABOUT ME
AND I BID GOODMORNING SIR
HE MOTIONED I STEP FORWARD
AND I DID WITHOUT A WORD
HE HELD A BOOK BEFORE ME
AND HE POINTED TO A NAME
HE SAID MY SON YOUR SIGNATURE
AND MIND ARE BOTH THE SAME


LET THE FOUR WINDS BLOW FOREVER LET THEM BLOW
HOIST THE SAILS AND LET THEM CARRY ME AWAY
ORIONS IN HIS PLACE, THE STARS AND SEA AND TIME AND SPACE AND THE GOOD SHIP ESMIRALDA, MY FATHER AND ME











c 1977 MASAITS & RAY DOMINGO





















































Credits
Lyrics Credits: MASAITIS
Music Credits: DOMINGO
Producer Credits: MASAITIS
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Description
Short Song Description:
A SAILORS ADVENTURE IN FINDING HIS LOST FATHER
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Metadata
Song Length: 5:15
Primary Genre: Unique-Unclassified
Secondary Genre: -
Subject Matter 1: Ocean, Sea